Delete a set of keys from a pattern in Redis

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import redisDeletePattern from '';


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Delete a set of keys from a pattern in Redis

This was built to make removing a set of cached related items possible in one fell swoop.

Getting Started

Install the module with: npm install redis-delete-pattern

// Create a redis client
var redis = require('redis');
var redisDeletePattern = require('redis-delete-pattern');
var client = redis.createClient();

// Set up some data (pattern `model-{{id}}` in cache)
client.set('model-1234', 'hello');
client.set('model-5678', 'world');

// Fetch some data
client.get('model-1234', console.log); // null, 'hello'
client.get('model-5678', console.log); // null, 'world'

// Delete cached model data
  redis: redis,
  pattern: 'model-*'
}, function handleError (err) {
  // Fetch our keys but find nothing
  client.get('model-1234', console.log); // null, null
  client.get('model-5678', console.log); // null, null


redis-delete-pattern presents redisDeletePattern as its module.exports.

redisDeletePattern(params, cb)

Function that deletes list of keys that match a pattern from Redis

  • params Object, container for parameters
    • redis Redis, instance of redis client to interact with
    • pattern String, pattern for redis to resolve keys via
      • Under the hood, this uses the KEYS command
  • cb Function, error-first, (err), callback function to handle errors
    • err Error|null, if there was an error, this will be it


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Licensed under the MIT license.